"and the best thing you've ever done for me

"The best thing you've ever done for me, is to help me take my life less seriously - It's only life after all"

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

rockstar: supernova

So- John and I love this show, and we had a great time watching last season. A few observations:
1. Lukas will probably win because he has such a bad attitude and pisses everyone off. Same as JD last season.
2. Toby is great, but his name is less than stellar. I'm not sure that this will matter, but it's just an observation.
3. Dave Navarro is annoying and very Paula Abdulish. He seems to like everyone and compliments the ones who really suck (see Phil-). Then he says mean things to a few who are actually good (see "Cats" comment to Storm -).
4. Dana is quite good, but I am sure she is getting tired of being picked on for being the 22-year-old Southern girl. Maybe the boys are afraid they can't handle her. Or that her Daddy will come after them with the Southern militia if Tommy Lee gets anywhere near her.
5. What would be helpful and interesting is if we could vote for the people who should go home. I wonder if the results would be any different. What I think would be really good would be to have people call in as the performances are going on and vote the performers off. And in "Gong Show" fashion, the ones who get a certain number of "no" votes would be gonged off as soon as that number of votes came in.
Anyway, it's good summertime fun. And one last observation - I think Chris Daughtery would have fared better on Rockstar. Although he made Idol interesting.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Crowning glory

So I think most of us have one thing that sets us apart - one thing about ourselves that we really like - something that makes us feel unique. You probably don't have to be a genius to figure out with me that it's my hair.
I love my locks. I have the occasional "bad hair day," yes, but I have been told by many that they can' t tell. I have even been told that my hair looks great first thing in the morning, right after I get out of the bed. (Must have been a good night - not a night when a 5 month old woke me up 2xs.)
But since pregnancy two things have happened that make me unsure of my "crowning glory." #1 I have admitted to a few of my friends. That is - to date (since pregnancy) I have found 11 gray hairs. Not blond, not clear (I have those mixed in with the red), but SILVERY GRAY.
#2 I have not been able to bring myself to talk about. I have been losing whole handfuls of hair. I was really scared about this one, and I guess that' s why I haven't talked about it. I am sure my husband was a little bit aware, seeing as our bathroom almost seems carpeted now. BUt I just couldn't put it into words to anyone until today.
Why didn't #1 bother me so much? Hair dye, I guess.
#2 just seemed solutionless. I mean, even if I don't develop a bald spot (like my dear sweet baby has on the back of her head), I might have thin hair. And I have never had thin hair in my life!!!
But last night when I could not sleep I read an article about changes pregnancy brings on. And it said that about 2-10 months post pregnancy many women notice hair loss. But it said that it should not last for much longer than the first year after pregnancy. So I am optimistic. Perhaps my hair is safe.
As for the gray, John says he thinks I should leave it to nature - let it be gray if it's gonna. Let me know what you think -- I had always said I would be a redhead until the day I die (dye???).